Titanium LEGO and Knives
It's been a little quiet here on the blog lately ...but that's only because we've been busy cranking out products.
Now, a quick confession:
I've totally dropped the ball on getting these out in a reasonable time-frame - and they are late.
The good news is:
The TiCut™ is shipping now (and we're getting loads of them off the machine every day). The McDangle™ is proving trickier in production than I thought it would be - but we're nearly there (so, if you're waiting for it, then please hold in a little longer - I really appreciate your patience - it will be worth it I promise!).
We sold way, WAY more of the above two products than I thought we would ...and so it's taking longer than I initially thought to get them all out. I have no excuses though - shame on me for being late.
TiCut™ (Behind The Scenes!)
I'm going to show you some photos below of the making of the TiCut™ Utility Blade Knife.
Here's a look at the "fixture" that holds the TiCut™ parts on the CNC milling machine:
...and here's some part before they are finished and tumbled:
A few weeks ago on a Saturday morning...
I had my son Julien design and make a piece of Titanium LEGO from scratch (although, of course, I helped him with water-jet cutting and the actual milling part ...be he did 100% of the designing).
We google and found the dimensions of a standard 2x4 brick and sketched-up a 3D version of our own (we kept the inside plain as we wanted to keep things simple):
We then cut a water-jet blank to machine the Lego piece from:
Next we did the CAM work (so the CNC machine knows how and what to cut):
The titanium block is then clamped and machined:
And that's it pretty much done:
Now, you're probably wondering...
Does it fit onto normal Lego?
The answer is ....sort of. We didn't skim off enough on some of it so it's a little tight. A few tweaks and we'd have it sorted. In saying that - it was just a fun project for Julien. 🙂
Flixx™ Knives (Back In Stock!)
We've been asked to get these back in stock... (many of those who asked have already bought one already, and even two in some cases, but wanted another one - which is very cool indeed!)
...and we finally have some (we were waiting on some new titanium hardware for them).
The good news is we have a few available here right now:
The bad news is:
You're probably not going to get a chance to get this knife again (because I'm not sure if we're going to make it again). Despite it's simplicity... it is a challenge to make to say the least.
PillPots™ (Almost Gone!)
As usual, we're stuggling to keep the PillPots™ in stock.
And I think that's all I have for you today. 🙂